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Viva Medias B's
05-04-2007, 10:23 PM
The New York Times is reporting Saturday that active Major Leauge Baseball players will be summoned to appear before the commission investigation performance-enhancing drugs headed by former Sen. George Mitchell (D-Maine).

Link for those of you New York Times-registered (http://www.nytimes.com/2007/05/05/sports/baseball/05steroids.html?_r=1&hp&oref=slogin)

PaleHoseGeorge
05-05-2007, 09:16 AM
Yeah, so George Mitchell pops out of whatever rabbit hole he has been hiding in the last 12 months. What do you want to bet it took a phone call from the commissioner's office to get him to do anything at all?

:tool
"Christ, another steroid ring discovered? Who knew!!!"

Fenway
05-05-2007, 09:20 AM
Yeah, so George Mitchell pops out of whatever rabbit hole he has been hiding in the last 12 months. What do you want to bet it took a phone call from the commissioner's office to get him to do anything at all?


"Christ, another steroid ring discovered? Who knew!!!"

I think MLB is terrified about what this Mets emplyee knows.

Oblong
05-05-2007, 09:37 AM
What kind of authority does this panel have?

IndianWhiteSox
05-05-2007, 09:41 AM
What kind of authority does this panel have?


Probably none at this rate.

Fenway
05-05-2007, 09:41 AM
What kind of authority does this panel have?

They have the backing of Selig.

Donald Fehr is being painted into a corner. He probably has a good idea of what names will come out from this Mets guy and he needs to act before that happens. He may well tell the players to talk to Mitchell.

FedEx227
05-05-2007, 10:37 AM
Kurt Rodomski > George Mitchell

What a surprise, the Mets employee says he has a laundry list full of guys he gave stuff to...AND now all of a sudden Mitchell decided he might want to get back to actually doing something.

The Mitchell study is a complete joke, but I can't wait to hear Rodomski's side of the story.

Oblong
05-05-2007, 02:53 PM
So there's no subpoena power ? This isn't backed by Congress.

Wonder if any Red Sox guys will be called. Doesn't Mitchel sit on their board?

Lip Man 1
05-06-2007, 01:19 PM
Mitchell has no legal authority to do anything so I seriously doubt that any players will tell him anything. Selig can't suspend them for not talking to Mitchell so he can't do anything either.

If Selig does suspend someone for not talking it'll quickly come before an arbitrator who'll rule Selig went outside of his authority and will quickly let such player resume playing.

Lip

WhiteSox5187
05-07-2007, 12:27 AM
There is no subpoena power with the Mitchell investigation, but there are grumblings in Congress about a possible full scale CONGRESSIONAL investigation and you better believe that the player's association wants to avoid that.

chaerulez
05-07-2007, 01:18 AM
This whole Mitchell thing is a complete joke. Anyone with a brain knows it. Only ESPN and other propaganda media outlets will have you believe it means something.